Zema Ion recently spoke with the Pain Clinic about his condition after recovering from two major surgeries. Below are the highlights: "I'm okay now. I had appendicitis. I didn't know what was going on. I woke up one morning back in May and I had the worst stomach ache of my life. I didn’t have health insurance so I didn’t want to go to the hospital, but I knew something wasn’t right. I was throwing up for nine straight hours that day. Everything I tried to eat, I just kept puking back out. I was like, ‘Man I got food poisoning or something. My body's not right.’ "I tried to wait it out all day, and I finally couldn’t take it anymore and I went to the hospital. Thank God I did because my appendix was about to burst. I had to go into emergency surgery to remove it, and when they did the CAT scan to confirm I had appendicitis, they found a five-centimeter tumor in my colon. "So right before they’re about to put me to sleep to take my appendix out, the doctor says, ‘Oh by the way, you might have cancer. We found a tumor in your colon and it might be cancerous. You might have to take chemotherapy someday.’ So that was pretty scary stuff before I could say anything about it; I was already under anesthesia. "I was depressed for weeks after that, because I can’t wrestle and now I’m wondering if I have cancer. I don’t have health insurance so I’m going to have thousands and thousands of dollars in medical bills. That was a really dark time for me, but I’m fine now. Thankfully, everything worked out and I’m back in the ring doing what I love again. "I did house shows for TNA a few weeks ago. Those were my first matches back from injury and they went well. So hopefully, you'll be seeing me on television again sooner or later."